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Timing Chain?


I'm starting to think about doing the timing chain on my 2011 Cooper D (BMW engine). The car has done 82k miles, so it's getting close to that time.

Thing is, the car is worth about £3k and I've been quoted £1700 to do the timing chain (admittedly including the clutch).

It just feels like a lot of money to spend on the car relative to it's value.

So, the kind of questions I have are:

- have others taken the plunge and done the chain on the MCD?
- what is the latest age/mileage you'd consider doing the chain?
- will the car be ok for mega mileage if I did decide to do the chain?



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can't believe nobody has done the timing chain on their MCD yet?

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can't believe nobody has done the timing chain on their MCD yet?
i've done plenty over the years bmw should be ashamed of this but they are not, seen many under 80k with chain slipped and worse seen some over 100k think how car has been driven ,makes a big difference, i bought bmw diesels for years from 1996 325tds 6 cylinder engine was a peach bullet proof one of mine done well over 260.000 miles with a map on it as well. i kept buying them to around 2009 ish when i bought a new 3 series 2007 and within 60k it had done its chain and went bang and ho my good that was expensive back then bmw denied any weakness etc not covered just out of warranty,, after that i stopped buying them, even to this day its one of those jobs you run from. bbc watchdog program slammed them for it bmw just blamed the owners etc, and still on most of their models chain still mage of chocolate,, its a shame the m47 diesels were fairly good chain at front swirl flaps on inlet manifold would snap off and total the motor if not blanked off around 70k. most garages will look at that job as a mechanic and a ramp taken up for at least 2 days plus you must have the locking kit fo cam and crank etc, and i would say deffo do the flywheel and clutch at same time, or if car running well at moment if were me i would change it for less miles car add the £1700 to your car as px or sell it private all cleaned up nice,

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